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NoSQL Steps Things Up in Europe

by Angela Guess Brian McKenna of Computer Weekly reports, “NoSQL suppliers DataStax, CouchBase and 10Gen all smell blood as they land and expand on European territory. All seem to sense a weakening of the relational model, with its neat rows and columns. DataStax, whose business is based on a distribution of open source NoSQL columnar database Cassandra, has opened its EMEA…

Federal Reserve to Hire Chief Data Officer

by Angela Guess J. Nicholas Hoover of Information Week reports, “In what appears to be the start of a trend, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is calling on the Federal Reserve System to hire a chief data officer to usher the organization through the big data era. In a new strategic…

Big Data Requires a New Approach to BI

by Angela Guess Doron Aspitz of Wired writes, “Today, BI is widely deployed. Unfortunately, it is actually used by only a small fraction of the people in a business with access to BI systems. Forrester Research estimates “the fraction of total employees that use BI applications between 5 and 9%.” People don’t like to read…

Talend & Caserta Concepts Partner for Big Data Integration

by Angela Guess A recent article out of Talend reports, “Talend, the global integration software leader, and Caserta Concepts, a consulting and technology services firm specializing in data warehousing, business intelligence and big data analytics, today announced a partnership to help Caserta build highly scalable big data analytics solutions for their clients. ‘At Caserta Concepts,…

Data Governance at Starbucks

by Angela Guess Kate Kaye of Ad Age reports, “Understanding the pools of information pouring into the databases of Starbucks has become a major focus at the international brew chain, even though its high-profile CEO doesn’t much care for it. ‘Howard [Schultz] doesn’t care about data. He has absolutely no head for data,’ said Joe…

The Advantages of NoSQL

by Angela Guess Brian Proffitt of ReadWriteWeb recently wrote that while NoSQL databases may not be necessary for all companies, they are an ideal option for a large number of businesses. He writes, “The proliferation of non-relational databases in the tech sector these days could lead you to think that these data management tools (also…

Rent-A-Center Saves Millions with IBM Smarter Commerce

by Angela Guess A recent article out of IBM reports, “IBM and Coupa Software today announced that Rent-A-Center, Inc., the nation’s largest rent-to-own operator, has achieved millions in savings by optimizing and centralizing its purchasing process in the cloud. With approximately 4,000 locations and 20,000 employees, Rent-A-Center was challenged with a highly de-centralized and manual purchasing process…

Big Data: Too Much Information?

by Angela Guess Steve Lohr of the New York Times reports, “In the 1960s, mainframe computers posed a significant technological challenge to common notions of privacy. That’s when the federal government started putting tax returns into those giant machines, and consumer credit bureaus began building databases containing the personal financial information of millions of Americans.…

Avoiding Asset Failure with IBM Predictive Analytics

by Angela Guess A new article out of IBM reports, “Through IBM’s predictive analytics software and business consulting services, the new solution harnesses big data from instrumented assets and identifies irregularities in the manufacturing process, spots product irregularities, and forecasts a range of asset performance risks before a problem ever arises. Operating, maintaining, and managing…

The New Way to Invest in Data Initiatives

by Angela Guess Barb Darrow of GigaOM writes, “In the traditional enterprise IT sales scenario, big companies cough up six or seven figures for new software licenses, server and/or networking gear every year and then spend the next nine months deploying that stuff. Or maybe not deploying it — the amount of ‘shelfware’ at big accounts is…